El Angolo Game Reserve

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El Angolo Game Reserve
Coto de Caza El Angolo
IUCN category VI (protected area with sustainable use of natural resources)
Map showing the location of El Angolo Game Reserve
Map showing the location of El Angolo Game Reserve
Location in Peru
Location  Peru
Nearest city Sullana
Coordinates 4°18′07″S 80°47′47″W / 4.301865°S 80.79652°W / -4.301865; -80.79652Coordinates: 4°18′07″S 80°47′47″W / 4.301865°S 80.79652°W / -4.301865; -80.79652
Area 650 km2 (250 sq mi)
Established July 1, 1975 (1975-July-01)
Governing body SERNANP
Website Coto de Caza El Angolo

El Angolo is a game reserve in northern Peru. It is considered part of the Noroeste Biosphere Reserve, which includes Cerros de Amotape National Park and Tumbes National Reserve, as declared by UNESCO in 1977.[1]


El Angolo Game Reserve spans an area of 65,000 hectares (650.00 km2) in the region of Piura, Peru.[2] Its elevational range goes from 200 to 1200 m above sea level.[2]


Temperatures in the reserve are between 15° C and 39° C, with a rainy season from December to April.[2] It is advisable to visit the area after the rainy season has finished.[2]



El Angolo Game Reserve protects part of the seasonally dry tropical forests, an endangered ecosystem of which only 5% is under protection in Peru.[2] Among the plant species present in the area are: angolo (Albizia multiflora), algarrobo (Prosopis pallida), ceibo (Ceiba trischistandra), frejolillo (Erythrina smithiana), overo (Cordia lutea), hualtaco (Loxopterygium huasango), almendro (Geoffroea spinosa), pasallo (Eriotheca ruizii), palo santo (Bursera graveolens), cedro (Cedrela sp.), Terminalia valverdeae, Ficus pertusa, etc.[2][3][4]


The white-tailed deer is the only animal managed as game in this protected area.[2][3] Mammals protected in the reserve include: the cougar, the jaguar, the northern tamandua, the Guayaquil squirrel, the Sechuran fox, etc.[2][5][6]

Among the birds reported in the area are: the Andean tinamou, the Pacific pygmy owl, the pale-browed tinamou, the king vulture, the Tumbes sparrow, the red-masked parakeet, the Andean condor, the great egret, the cocoi heron, the ochre-bellied dove, the long-billed starthroat, etc.[4][7]


Trophy hunting is the main activity, the hunting season being from May to November, with the only game animals being white-tailed deer adult male individuals.[2] Hunting permits must be coordinated with the local hunting club (Club de Caza, Pesca, Turismo y Recreación de Piura), which manages the area together with the park's authorities.[2]

Other activities in the area are: birdwatching, hiking, fishing and scientific research.[2][7]


  1. ^ "Noroeste". UNESCO - MAB Biosphere Reserves Directory. Retrieved 2017-05-17. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k "El Angolo - Servicio Nacional de Áreas Naturales Protegidas por el Estado". www.sernanp.gob.pe (in Spanish). Retrieved 2017-05-12. 
  3. ^ a b "COTO DE CAZA EL ANGOLO.". Atractivos Turísticos (in Spanish). MINCETUR. Retrieved 2017-05-12. 
  4. ^ a b "Coto de Caza El Angolo". BirdLife Data Zone. Retrieved 2017-05-17. 
  5. ^ Merrick, Melissa J.; Koprowski, John L.; Gwinn, R. Nathan (2012-01-25). "Sciurus stramineus (Rodentia: Sciuridae)". Mammalian Species: 44–50. ISSN 0076-3519. doi:10.1644/894.1. 
  6. ^ Cossíos, E. Daniel (2010). "Lycalopex sechurae (Carnivora: Canidae)". Mammalian Species. 42 (848): 1–6. ISSN 0076-3519. doi:10.1644/848.1. 
  7. ^ a b Barrio, J.; García-Olaechea, D.; More, A. (2015). "The avifauna of El Angolo Hunting Reserve, north-west Peru: natural history notes". Bulletin of British Ornithologists’ Club. 135 (1): 6–20. 

External links[edit]

El Angolo Game Reserve. Official site (in Spanish)

El Angolo Game Reserve. Official map.